International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation 2016

SemEval (Semantic Evaluation) is an ongoing series of evaluations of computational semantic analysis systems, organized under the umbrella of SIGLEX, the Special Interest Group on the Lexicon of the Association for Computational Linguistics. SemEval has evolved from the SensEval word sense disambiguation evaluation series. The SemEval wikipedia entry ( provides a more detailed historial overview. SemEval-2016 will be the 10th workshop on semantic evaluation and will be collocated with the 15th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies.  SemEval will be held in San Diego, California, June 16-17, 2016 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.


SemEval-2016 TASKS


SemEval 2016 proceedings


SemEval-2016 schedule

  • Trial data ready: June 30, 2015
  • Training data ready: August 30, 2015
  • Evaluation start: January 10, 2016 (Task Specific)
  • Evaluation end: January 31, 2016
  • Paper submission due: March 4, 2016 (See the CFP for formatting details)
  • Paper reviews due: March 23, 2016
  • Author Notifications: March 27, 2016
  • Camera ready due: April 7, 2016
  • SemEval workshop: June 16-17, 2016 at NAACL

SemEval-2016 Systems Submission Proceedure

All systems will be submitted through the START conference management system (, which is the same system used to later submit the system description papers.  Task participants are strongly encouraged to check their task's evaluation periods start and end dates as these may vary slightly per task.


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SemEval-2016 WEBSITE


SemEval Wiki (for 2012 and later)


SemEval Wikipedia entry


SemEval highly values the open exchange of ideas, the freedom of thought and expression, and respectful scientific debate. We support and uphold the NAACL Anti-Harassment policy. Participants are encouraged to send any concerns or questions to the NAACL Board members, Priscilla Rasmussen and/or the workshop orgnaizers.

Contact Info


  • Steven Bethard, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Daniel Cer, Google
  • Marine Carpuat, University of Maryland
  • David Jurgens, McGill University
  • Preslav Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU
  • Torsten Zesch, University of Duisburg-Essen

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